Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos alveiro was born on 5th February 1985 is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for English premier league side Manchester United and is also the captain of the Portugal national team.
Born and raised in Madeira,Ronaldo begun his career at Sporting CP,where he impressed and was promoted into the first team.
Manchester United then made an offer for him and signed him in the 2003-2004 season for twelve million euros becoming one of the most expensive moves for a young player at the time. He was given the no.7 shirt and made his debut on 16 August 2003 in a match against Bolton where he came on as a substitute.It was at old Trafford that Ronaldo's talent came to the fore as he shone and by the year 2009 was arguably the finest player on the planet.
He scored 118 goals in 292 appearances and provided 43 assists which is quite an achievement.He won 3 premier league titles,2 English league cup titles,2 English community shields titles during his first stint at Manchester United.His goal scoring prowess made him win the Premier league Golden Boot in the 2007-2008 season and is also a two time premier league player of the season award winner.
Ahead of the 2009-2010 season Ronaldo made a sensational move to Laliga club Real Madrid for a record fee of eighty million euros.He made his Laliga debut against Deportivo la Coruna on the 29 August and scored the winning penalty in a 3-2 win.
He found the net 451 times in 438 appearances and won several titles like the Laliga title twice,two Spanish cups,3 club world cup, 3 UEFA super cup titles.He was awarded the Laliga best player award in the 2013-2014 season and the pichichi trophy three times.
In the year 2018,Ronaldo made a move to Juventus for a fee of one hundred million euros.He made his debut on the 18th of August in a 3-2 away at Chievo Verona.He scored a hundred and one goals and helped them win two Serie A titles.He also won the Serie A player of the year award two times and the Cappocanoire award for the most goals scored in a season.
In the year 2021 Ronaldo made a sensational return to Manchester United where he is still shining.
He has won five Champions league titles,one at Manchester United and four with Real Madrid.He is the highest scorer in the Champions league with 135 goals which is a testament of his incredible talent.
He is the captain of the Portugal national team and has scored 111 goals in 180 matches for the national team and also won the 2020 Euro Golden Boot.He is also a four time Portuguese player of the year award winner.
He has received 12 nominations for the Ballon d Or award and has won the award five times in his career.
A versatile player Ronaldo has excellent acceleration and pace,is comfortable on both feet,is a good dribbler and his finishing is splendid.He is regarded as a football icon and legend and his name will always be mentioned in football folklore for generations to come.
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